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Nevada County Fair

The Nevada County Fair is 5 days full of rides, exhibits, demonstrations, arts & crafts, animals, music and so much more.  The Fair runs through Sunday, August 16th at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, gates open at 10am with activities…
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California WorldFest

California WorldFest is coming to town July 16th-19th at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley.  The music festival includes 8 stages with musical acts from around the globe. This year The Center for the Arts produced event headliners…
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Nevada City Classic

The 55th annual Nevada City Classic Bicycle Race tore through the streets of historic downtown Nevada City today.   The annual Father’s Day race challenges even the most elite of cyclists as the criterium race winds around 7 turns…
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Trails Day Fair

Nevada County Celebration of Trails Day Fair today was a success.  Thanks to all the folks who participated, it was awesome to see groups and businesses who support the outdoors and trails gathered in one spot.  BYLT Outreach Coordinator…
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Amgen Tour of California

Amgen Tour of California, Stage 2 start in downtown Nevada City was the place to be this morning.  The 10th anniversary cycling road race includes 18 of the world's top professional cycling teams, which include Olympic medalists, Tour…
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Grass Valley Car Show

Downtown Grass Valley is hosting their 30th annual car show today till 3pm, showcasing over 350 classic cars.  All cars dated from 1975 or before and ranged from hot rods, classics, to one-of-a kind vehicles.  Organized by the Grass…
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Things to Do

What to do in Nevada City?  I get this question every day at the Outside Inn and often I ask folks, tell me a little bit more and I can help send you in the right direction.  What I love is that our guests end up getting out and about…
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Mountain Biking

Nevada City is known as a world-class mountain biking destination and if you haven't been out cruising the trails, now is the season.  If you're looking to connect with others, think about joining BONC (Bicyclists of Nevada County), YBONC (Youth…
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Jim Rogers Memorial Ride

The 6th annual Jim Rogers Memorial Ride took place on Sunday afternoon.  The group bicycle ride is to honor Jim Rogers, who was killed in 2010 by a motorist who was texting and driving.  The celebration is also a chance to educate the community…
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Nevada City Mardi Gras Parade

Nevada City Mardi Gras parade is always a colorful event.  Thanks to the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce for organizing the parade.  Great to see Samba Drop, NEO, Nevada City Soapbox Derby, Curious Forge, Claude the fire-breathing dragon,…
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Wild & Scenic Film Festival

The 2015 Wild & Scenic Film Festival makes a big impact on Nevada City, but also helps increase awareness of so many important causes, organizations and motivated individuals.  The mission of the SYRCL annual film festival is a call…
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Blogging Meet Up

If you read this blog you know I'm super passionate about blogging.  I love taking photos and sharing our community with visitors and locals.  I also enjoy supporting and promoting local businesses and organizations.  But, as the…
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Nevada City Craft Fair

Nevada City Craft Fair at the Miners Foundry is a great way to support artists, do some holiday shopping and browse a great selection of handmade goodies.  The bi-annual event started in 2010 (click here, here, here, here and here for previous…
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Holiday Concerts and Plays

The holidays are a great time to get out and support the arts with numerous concerts, plays and performances.  Nutcracker Season returns with two different productions in Nevada County.  Clara and the Nutcracker by Holt Ballet Conservatory…
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Victorian Christmas

Nevada City Victorian Christmas is always a great way to ring in the holidays. The event continues the following two Wednesdays, December 10th and 17th (5-9pm) and two Sundays, December 14th and 21st (1:30-6pm).  A fun festive celebration…
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Cornish Christmas

'Tis the holiday season, last week was the kick off for Grass Valley's Cornish Christmas.  The downtown street fair includes vendors, food, music and a great opportunity to stop into the downtown merchants for your holiday shopping.  The event…
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Celtic Festival

The KVMR Celtic Festival is currently happening at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley.  The slogan for the event is "Come for the music, stay for the magic" and if you've never been, it's time to go experience the event first…
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Draft Horse Classic

The 28th annual Draft Horse Classic has returned to the Nevada County Fairgrounds.  Known as one of the premier Draft Horse shows in the western United States, it's a great opportunity to see the gentle giant Draft Horses up close.  Click here for…
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Revolutionary War Living History Days

Nevada City Constitution Day festivities, stop by Pioneer Park to check out the Haslet's Delaware Regiment Revolutionary War living history.  Check out the Continental, French and Redcoat Soldiers & Camps.  The activities include drilling…
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Happy Labor Day

Can you believe it's the end of the summer season?  The Outside Inn is one busy place during June, July and August (with weekends already filling up for the summer of 2015). While I look forward to the fall colors and winter activities, I am…
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Nevada City Film Festival

Every summer, the Nevada City Film Festival makes art into a party, bringing award-winning shorts and feature films to the historic venues of Nevada City, CA. A four-day celebration of art, music, and independent filmmaking, this year's…